Each year the Museum runs a programme of special events in the beautiful surroundings of Broadheath. The programme brings together talks, recitals and entertainment for music lovers as well as for visitors who just want to find out a little more about the life and times in which Elgar lived.

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Tickets for our events can be booked online securely and quickly through the Elgar Birthplace Museum shop.

Mon 14 July - Thur 4 September

The Birtwhistle & Harris Exhibition

Back by popular demand David Birtwhistle and John Harris will be returning to the Museum this summer and over the Three Choirs Festival period, to exhibit their paintings and prints for the eleventh year. All works are for sale.

Museum admission applies.


Tue 9 September


The 2014 Donald Hunt Lecture Series ~ From a Keats Poem to Painting and Music: Elgar, Frank Bridge and Millais

Jenny Hughes studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Madeleine Windsor and Susan Bradshaw. She taught music in schools, was a piano tutor in the Music Department of the University of Leeds, and was Head of Music at what is now the University of Worcester for many years. She continues to perform both as a solo pianist and as an accompanist, and now lives in London. She currents directs a staff choir in Belmarsh Prison.

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £42.00 for the series. Refreshments included.

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Sat 18 October - Sun 2 November


A Song of Autumn

Make music and art from Elgar's beautiful garden and discover the sounds all around on our Scavenger Hunt.

Free with Museum admission

Tue 14 October


The 2014 Donald Hunt Lecture Series ~ Sharing The Concert Platform

In his long and illustrious career Donald Hunt has worked with scores of the world's top musicians. Here he talks about his experiences with celebrated conductors and singers.

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £42.00 for the series. Refreshments included.

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Fri 17 October


The Music Makers - A conductor's perspective of a choral masterpiece

Join Donald Hunt for an evening focusing on one of Elgar's most wonderful pieces of music.

Tickets free, donations for the Elgar Birthplace Museum are welcome.


Thur 30 October


A Sound of Autumn

A day of amazing Soundscape Workshops with professional musicians. Create and record soundtracks using instruments and items from nature.

Booking advisable

Free with Museum admission

Sun 2 November


Bonfires, Fireworks and Fawkes: A Seasonal Craft Workshop

Join us for a drop-in afternoon of Bonfire Night themed crafts. Create your own Guy Fawkes or Elgar figure out of recycled materials, make a firework decoration and try your hand at creating a bonfire picture to take home.

Free with Museum admission

Tue 11 November


The 2014 Donald Hunt Lecture Series ~ Elgar and the Great War: A Composer's Road to Silence

A talk on the life and works of Elgar during the years of the First World War, given by the musician Simon Baggs. The presentation will include musical illustrations taken from works written by Elgar during the period of the conflict, as well as live performances.

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £42.00 for the series. Refreshments included.

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Tue 9 December


The 2014 Donald Hunt Lecture Series ~ Sir Edward Elgar's Jokes and Japes

Dr John Harcup OBE, Chairman of the West Midlands branch of the Elgar Society, reveals the humorous side of Elgar in this fascinating talk that draws our 2014 series to a close. Laughter guaranteed.

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £42.00 for the series. Refreshments included.


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Sat 20 December


A Musical Christmas

Discover Magic Lanterns, create your own, and see a wonderful lantern show. Plus traditional Christmas crafts!

Free with Museum admission





 For information about events organised by Elgar's Fun(d) Raisers, in aid of The Elgar Birthplace Appeal, please see our Fun(d) Raisers web pages.